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Cuppa For PM – Tigers – Third Snake Alive – Gun Registration – Drowning – Lord of the Rings – Police Payout – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Seal Controls

CUPPA FOR PM: The Dominion leads today with a report that Prime Minister Helen Clark must slow down or risk burning herself out through her “phenomenal” workload, according to long-time friend and Labour Party president Bob Harvey.

TIGERS: The front-page photo shows two of Wellington Zoo’s three tiger cubs with their mother Cantik.

Also on the front page:

- THIRD SNAKE ALIVE: a report that conservationists want an urgent review of shipping container practices following the discovery of a third live snake, this time in Auckland;

- GUN REGISTRATION: a report that Parliament’s law and order select committee is facing a deluge of submissions from thousands of gun owners opposed to registration of their firearms;

- DROWNING: a report that a boy drowned when he was sucked into shingle near the mouth of a South Island river yesterday afternoon;

- LORD OF THE RINGS: a report that Tolkein purists are already grumbling about director Peter Jackson’s portrayal of the Lord of the Rings, based on a two minute preview clip broadcast across the Internet to millions during the weekend;

- POLICE PAYOUT: a report that a claim of malicious prosecution brought against police by a Dannevirke man has been settled out of court.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Political Week: Out in the cold and needing some media exposure;
- Clark and Anderton see no future for referendums;
- National spent most in campaign;
- Last supper for New Zealand’s knights;
- PM disputes ministry view on broadcast quotas.

EDITORIAL – SEAL CONTROLS: Are their too many seals on New Zealand’s coasts.

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